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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5

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Overall 6
6.0

Great specs on paper, not in real life.

Jon, Amazon
17 August 2011
  • Summary: I had read reviews on this camera on CNET and was intrigued by all the features it had. Did some research and bought it here at Amazon. The first night I received my order I took many shots of a park and walking trail. I tried every feature and setting to try to find "true" color representation. It was impossible. For all the great features it has, it means nothing if you can't accurately represent the colors. I immediately knew this wasn't the camera for me.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

zverrina, DP Review
2 August 2010
  • Excerpt: Rather disappointed..I am an amateur, but comparing the previous Sony model I had DSC W-170 and this one I must say it’s far from sth I would expect from Sony. Since models are 2 years apart it’s appropriate to expect better images, better speed (even though one has 5x zoom and another one 10x), etc..Its true camera has all kind of new features (gps, hd, compass that reminds more on the compass from pirates of the carribean,..)..but in the sense of performance.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

TheRushFan2112, DP Review
28 June 2010
  • Excerpt: After comparing this camera to the Canon SX200, SX210, and Panasonic ZS7, I decided to purchase this one. I got my hands on all of these cameras at the local camera shop before making my final decision and spent many hours reading about the features that they all offered. I actually purchased the SX200 first, due to the sale price at the time. It was returned within 3 days due to the overall poor image quality.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

marymccoyart, DP Review
28 May 2010
  • Excerpt: My first and last Sony camera. GPS works so-so, but it is a cool feature for the price. Included combo USB and video cable is ludicrous, very cumbersome and awkward. the camera has a propriety plug on it instead of a mini USB. I use my card reader and bypass using the supplied software. Color accuracy is poor in the reds. Good bracketing and seems to respond to changes in light levels.
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Overall 6
6.0

A good step forward, but with a few shortcomings

S. Greene, Amazon
14 May 2010
  • Summary: I bought this camera after seeing the NY Times review of new low-light compact cameras, because I need to take pictures indoors just about every day, and I was hoping to be able to avoid using a flash. In general I have to say it's been a good purchase. It takes pretty good pictures for a point-and-shoot, and unlike some earlier Sony models, which I didn't consider because they took only proprietary memorystick cards, this one takes standard SD cards.
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Overall 6
6.0

Sony hx5v - conveniences and function are overcome by poor image quality

Rick in Virginia, Amazon
19 April 2010
  • Summary: I have been looking for a new P&S for a while and compared the Sony hx5v v. Canon sx210is v. Panasonic zs3 (as a prelude to the zs7). The most important consideration was image quality - followed closely by convenience, a well defined menu system, lens quality, fit and finish and pocketability. The Sony and Panny both had a gps function which was not important to me. The panny zs3 had poor low light performance and no manual controls.
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Overall 6
6.0
Ease of use 6
6.0
Picture quality 6
6.0
Durability 8
8.0
Overall quality 10
10
Looks 8
8.0

Washed out Photos? Step this way!

azana, Ciao
12 September 2011
  • Excerpt: "I've been using this camera very regularly for about 7 months now, during the Summer holidays I used it extensively to record the main highlights of our days in pictures and HD movies. It's a sturdy, compact camera that is easy to grab but, ultimately for me has a few issues - the main one being that I'm not as happy with the quality of the photos it produces as I might be, given that it cost £179, the price at which it seems to be still available ...
  • Pros: lots of features
  • Cons: my point and click pictures are pants frankly
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

idealo.co.uk
4 January 2011
  • Summary: I cannot wholly agree with the opinions on this camera so far. The picture quality is far from good,.
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Overall 6
6.0

disappointed with quality of camera build

gary t, Amazon
24 September 2010
  • Summary: This camera ticked many boxes - decent quality photo's; full 1080 HD video - my two main reasons for buying it. It also has "sweep panorama", which is pretty impressive, and a "burst mode" which is OK but not used often. The 1080 video was the "deal clincher" though .. there are very few compacts with full HD, most have some "HD Lite" eg the Panasonic Lumix range.
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Overall 6
6.0
Ease of use 10
10
Picture quality 8
8.0
Durability 8
8.0
Overall quality 8
8.0
Looks 6
6.0

New Product of Sony

nunuchave..., Ciao
20 April 2010
  • Excerpt: "...a new product from SONY: Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX5V with dimensions 4.1 x 2.3 x 1.1 inches :Weight of this camera is 7.1 ounces, Pixel 10 Megapixel, CMOS sensor size 1/2.4inch, 3inch LCD, 10x zoom. Shaped video formats MPEG and JPEG image formats. Highest Resolution 3648 x 2736 pixels. Li-ion rechargeable battery, SD Memory Card, PMB bundled software 5.0 and can transfer music. This camera is suitable for you who need a simple camera, not heavy,with ...
  • Pros: lightweight, good image in low light
  • Cons: GPS cannot be on / off with fast
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